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Re: HELP!!!! Dues? Fees? Payments?
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Typically we cost the reunion out, then base our fee on that cost. We charge a fee per adult, then discount it for children of a certain age. The 2002 reunion "early bird" registration fee was $50/adult and $35/child aged 3 to 12. This cost increased by $20 after a certain date, which encouraged family members to register early. That way we had a better head count for planning purposes.
The registration fee includes all events, regardless of whether they are attended. For example, your registration fee includes the opening night ceremony, even if you miss it. The big benefit of this kind of fee structure is that I don't have to worry about separate head counts and fees for each event. Less headaches, and much easier. Our reunion is four days, with 8 separate events, so it's a lot easier for us to deal with one number, rather than 8 separate head counts and fees for each.
Items such as ads in the program booklet, T-shirts, extra souvenir booklets (each family receives one as part of their registration), ball caps, cookbooks, etc. are not included in the registration fee and are listed as extra on the registration form. Members can use one form to place their order for everything.
Hope that helps! ;-)
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